Sew Along With Me for a Cute DIY Coin Case

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I really needed a small coin case! Rather than head to the store and buy one, I decided to DIY the most adorable and functional coin case to put in my handbag. I bought gorgeous fabric and couldn't wait to get started with this awesome project. My new coin case is just perfect! I am so happy with the end results! If you want to learn all the tips and tricks to making this gorgeous little coin case, my tutorial is exactly what you need! Follow my simple, step-by-step guide and get started on DIYing the cutest coin case.

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Fusible fleece
  • Scissors
  • Bias tape
  • Pins
  • Ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
DIY coin case

Attach fusible fleece to the fabric 

To begin the DIY project, you will need to curve the edges of a piece of fusible fleece. This fleece is going to be attached to the 4 by 6 and ⅜ inch piece of fabric. 

Press the fleece

Once you have cut the fleece, place the fleece on the outer piece of fabric, and press it on. 

Trim the edges

Next, place your fused piece of fabric on the second piece of lining fabric, and clip the pieces together. Then trim the edges to curve them to match the fleece. 

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Mark the fleece 

Next, take a piece of fusible fleece 10 inches by 3 and a ¼ inches and fold the piece in half and draw a line down the center. 

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Next, mark a point 2 and ¾ inches on either side of the centerline. 

Mark the fleece

Then, using your ruler, measure 3 and ¼ inches on either side of the centerline at the bottom of the fleece. Draw two lines, connecting the top points to the bottom points. 

Mark from the bottom

Next, mark 4 and ⅝ inches from the two points on the bottom of the fleece. 

Connect the points

Then draw a line from each top corner of the fleece to the points you had just made. 

Cut along the lines

Next, it’s time to cut along those two lines. 

Place the fleece down

Fold the fabric 

Next, take a piece of fabric that is 10 inches by 10 and ⅜ inches and fold it in half, lengthwise. Place the piece of fleece on the bottom half of the fabric and press it on. 

Cut the corners

Then cut the corners of the fabric at the bottom so that it matches the edges of the fleece. Fold over the fabric, press it and then trim off the corners of the other half as well. 

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Next, fold the fabric along the outer two lines that you drew on the fleece.

Press the fold

Open the fabric back up. Next, fold over the fabric and then fold the two side pieces where you had just made creases in the fabric. Once you have the folds, press the fabric. 

Sew along the fold

Sew the fabric 

Next, hop on over to your sewing machine and sew along the fold of the fabric. 

Mark buttonholes

Attach press studs 

Mark ¾ inches from the top of your smaller lining piece of fabric. Then mark 1 and ¼ inches from the bottom of the folded piece. 

Press on small fleece squares

Press a small piece of fusible fleece on the other side of the fabric behind the point you had just marked. 

Attach the studs

Use a seam ripper, to open up two lines on the edge of your marking in order to attach the press stud. Repeat the same for the folded fabric but make sure it doesn’t pierce all the way through to the second layer of fabric. 

Sew around the edges

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Place the two small pieces of fabric together, wrong sides facing, and sew all the way around. 

Clip on the fabric

Next, place the folded fabric on the pieces you had just sewed, Clip the fabric so that the bottoms match up. Next, pull the side panel up slightly so that the edge of it lines up perfectly with the side of the other piece and clip the pieces together. Repeat the same for the second side. 

Sew the front piece

With the case finally coming together and looking super cute, sew around the edges to attach the two pieces together. 

Trim the edges

Use scissors to clean up the edges of the coin case so that it has a gorgeous, professional finish. 

Pin on the binding

Add binding 

Finally, it’s time to attach the bias tape to the case. Pin the bias tape along the outside of the case, creating small folds along the curves so that the tape would look perfect when sewed down. Once the tape has been pinned, sew it on ⅜ inches in from the edge of the coin case. 

Fold the binding

Then pull the bias tape over to the other side of the case and double fold the ends to get a beautiful, clean finish. 

Hand sew the binding

Finally, hand sew the bias tape down. This step takes a little time but it is totally worth it! 

How to make a coin case

This coin case is so adorable! What fabric design would you choose to make this case? Let me know in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric
  • Fusible fleece
  • Scissors
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